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Happy Birthday 'Harry Potter' Star Actress Emma Watson

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Emma Watson
Emma Watson, in full Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, (born April 15, 1990, Paris, France) British actress and activist who was perhaps best known for playing the youthful wizard Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. She additionally collected consideration as a representative for ladies' correspondence.

Watson was born in Paris to British parents who divorced when she was young. She and her brother went to live with their mother in Oxfordshire, England. While a child, Watson decided she wanted to be an actress. Other than going to class, she took acting and singing classes. She additionally showed up in a few school plays.

Watson began acting in earnest in 1999 after she auditioned for a part in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001). She won the job of brilliant and sensible Hermione, one of Harry Potter's dearest companions. The film was a box-office hit, and Watson reprised her role in the franchise’s other movies that continued the Harry Potter Series.

After the Potter films ended, Watson began to look for more mature roles. Her first major part was in the drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), in which she played a high-school senior who becomes friends with a clinically depressed freshman. She subsequently appeared in the crime drama The Bling Ring (2013), the historical thriller The Colony (also known as Colonia; 2015), and the sci-fi thriller The Circle (2017). These films had limited success at the box office, but Watson had another blockbuster hit with the live-action Disney adaptation (2017) of Beauty and the Beast.

In the interim, amidst her acting career, Watson pursued a college degree. In 2009 she began attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She took time off as needed for filming, and she also studied for a year at the University of Oxford. Watson graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. That year she was named a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

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